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Teresa Duncan explores the dental business from behind-the-scenes of the industry to tackling management and business issues in the office.

Jan 28, 2024

Don't forget to check out the video episode on YouTube

In this episode, I sat down with Dr. Bryan Laskin – a dental tech entrepreneur, an author and a good friend. He's been on before (Ep 76) and just like last time, the conversation flowed. Dentistry is changing behind the scenes. We think of progress as materials updates and faster scans. But what happens when the changes occur behind the scenes yet have such a huge impact on your job? Some highlights from our talk:

  • Digital Transformation and Interoperability: We started by exploring the progression of dentistry from analog to digital and now, Bryan's concept of interconnected dental practices. He emphasized the urgency of interconnected electronic dental records and the barriers hindering quality care and innovation.

  • Patient Records and Compliance: The lack of standard procedures for patient data sharing and record access was a chief concern. We dissected the potential fines for non-compliance with federal regulations, and the absence of insurance coverage for such penalties. Bryan provided insights into efforts being made for the development of standards in dental data accessibility.

  • Clinical and Business Integration: The focus then pivoted to the integration of clinical and business insights in dentistry for collective success. We delved into the necessity of this harmonious relationship and the impact it has on the industry as a whole.

  • Challenges and Solutions: The discussion flowed into the challenges faced in dental practices, including misdiagnoses stemming from disparate referral forms and varied laboratory versions. The need for accurate information for precise diagnostics was heightened.

  • Government Intervention and Future Outlook: We rounded off with thoughts on potential government intervention to reform the dental industry, with an emphasis on integrating medical and dental operations and addressing workforce challenges. Bryan shared his perspective on the future of dental technology and the promising advancements up ahead.

Connect with Dr. Bryan Laskin at where you can also find the link to get his new book, Dental Disorder.


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